Northern, Nova Scotia
Dennice Leahey, from Edmonton, Alberta, has a BA from Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. She started in banking as a junior clerk rising through RBC’s Human Resources, Corporate Banking and Independent Business to be Regional President of Manitoba, Nunavut and North-western Ontario, retiring as Senior Vice President and Ombudsman for the organization’s employees and customers world-wide.
Volunteering throughout her career and in retirement, she sat on Hospital, University, College, Aboriginal, Government, Cultural Institution and Community Boards and is currently Past Chair of Community Foundation of Nova Scotia and a director of 5 other Non-profit organizations. As recognition of her community activities, she was awarded The Eagle Feather by the Aboriginal Council of Winnipeg, Woman of the Year by the Winnipeg YWCA and Honourary Citizen of Winnipeg. In June 2005 she was named a Member of the Order of Canada, in 2012 received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and in 2014 received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Mount Saint Vincent University.